How to Recover Deleted Videos from iPad

Recover iPad videos with Enigma Recovery software

Creating home-made videos was once something restricted to a purpose-built, expensive video-recording camera. But with the introduction of smartphone and tablet devices, that is no longer the case. A tablet device such as an iPad, for example, is advanced enough to capture high quality footage ready for immediate distribution. As a result, the popularity of videos – for both creating and viewing – has soared dramatically.

And so too has the value placed upon them, with most devices now containing gigabytes worth of footage which users will no doubt dread the idea of losing.

But unfortunately, the risks – and consequences! – of unexpected data loss on such devices, are all too high to ignore. Be it by the accidental tap of a finger or a software malfunction out of your control, there are numerous ways in which you can experience content deletion. And most users when faced with such an unfortunate incident, will automatically assume everything is permanently gone.

Technology has rapidly improved to the point where a single device, such as an iPad, can be used for multiple purposes. One area, in particular, which has seen a dramatic rise is the ability to film video footage. It’s quickly become one the most popular mediums for creating, viewing and publishing content – be it on websites, social media or privately amongst friends. Memories are easily captured and stored and you can find yourself accumulating a large bank of video content on your iPad. But what happens when some of that content is accidentally deleted?

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How to Recover iPad Videos from Your iTunes Backup File

The risk of data loss is easily overlooked by most, but deleting hours of precious video footage can be a distressing thing to experience. This can happen through user error (an accidental deletion), software malfunction or even the theft of your tablet. But providing you’ve been regularly backing up the contents of your iPad to an iTunes backup file, Enigma Recovery can help retrieve images that would have since been deleted from your device. This makes the software especially useful for unfortunate incidents where physical access to the iPad is no longer possible.

To get an idea of how Enigma Recovery works, read the below instructional guide – including screenshots of each of the required steps involved.

You Will Need:

  1. Laptop or computer
  2. Latest version of iTunes
  3. A recent iTunes backup file
  4. Full version of Enigma Recovery

Follow these steps

Step 1 – Open Enigma Recovery

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Open the software and select a device to recover from (iOS).

Step 2 – Recover from iTunes backup

Step 2 - Recover from iTunes backup

Now select the option to ‘Recover from iTunes backup’ on the left.

Step 3 – Trust Computer

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Follow the instructions that appear to ‘Trust’ the computer with your device.

Step 4 – Scan device

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Select the data type you are looking for (or Select all). Then click ‘Start scan’.

Step 5 – Scan Report

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After the scan, the software will let you know how many existing and deleted files have been found. Click a data type to view your recovered items.

Step 6 – View deleted Videos

Step 6 – View deleted Videos

After the scan, you will see a scan report telling you how much data has been retrieved. Click the ‘Videos’ tab to view your videos.

Step 7 – Export and save Videos

Step 7 – Export and save Videos

To save all videos click Export > Export current tab > Export.

That’s it!

We hope you’ve had success retrieving your data. If you have any questions, please contact our support team here. We’re always happy to help!

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Software Compatible With:

  • iPad
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3rd Generation
  • iPad 4th Generation
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Mini
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini 3
  • Devices with up to iOS 10


Victor Hernandez, Marketing Manager helps new and old customers to get the most out of our products. His interest in emerging tech trends have made him a trend seeker when it comes to mobile and recovery solutions

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